beat out

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beat someone or something out

to beat someone or something; to win over someone or something. The other team beat us out readily. They beat out every other team in the league, too. I will win! You will not beat me out!
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beat someone out

to outdistance someone; to perform better than someone. We have to beat the other company out, and then we'll have the contract. I beat out Walter in the foot race.
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beat out

1. Knock into shape by beating, as in She managed to beat out all the dents in the fender. [c. 1600]
2. Surpass or defeat someone; be chosen over someone. For example, He got to the head of the line, beating out all the others. [Colloquial; second half of 1700s] Also see beat the pants off.
3. beat out of. Cheat someone of something, as in He was always trying to beat the conductor out of the full train fare. [Slang; second half of 1800s]
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beat out

v.
1. To defeat someone or something in a competition: I won a lot of games, but the top athlete beat out everyone. You're ahead now, but we'll beat you out in the end!
2. beat out of To achieve or obtain something from something or someone by beating or assaulting: We beat the dirt out of the rug. The hooligans beat a false confession out of me.
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I had to learn to be tough, especially after getting the hell beat out of me playing ball in college.